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Stumbling and Sniffing Wireless Networks in Linux, Part 2

Oct 26, 2009, 15:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Geier)

"If you regularly need to scan the airwaves for APs and networks, you might consider using KwiFiManager. It not only includes some stumbling and surveying features, but it lets you manage your Wi-Fi connections. This might not be the right tool for a full survey, but it's convenient for quick scans. Since it serves as your wireless manager, stumbling is always one click away.

"Once you install and run KwiFiManager, its icon showing the signal bars and value for the current connection appears in the system tray. To open the application, click the icon. The details for the current connection is shown on the main screen, as you see in Figure 2. This includes the channel, data rate, MAC address of the AP, and your assigned IP address."

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